Laboratory Manager Microbiology and VirologyBiography
Francis Yongblah is the Laboratory Manager and In-Service Trainee Consultant Clinical Scientist, in the Microbiology and Virology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London, UK. Francis has worked as a Healthcare Scientist for over 10 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Microbiology. In addition to running and managing the service at GOSH, Francis is heavily involved in research to improve patient outcomes, within the department at GOSH, as well forming collaborations with UCL and other NHS laboratories. Francis is part of the team working on precision AMR which is an exciting project working to utilize rapid diagnostics to improve antibiotic prescribing and working towards preventing the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Part of this project will be focusing on the improved use of MALDI Biotyper® and utilizing it to improve patient outcomes.